The Imperatives of Holiness

Matthew 7:22-27 Justification is the judicial act whereby God declares a believing sinner to be righteous. Sanctification flows out of this as a believing sinner is transformed in holiness. God will not declare a person righteous without also making him righteous. These are both essen
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Church Discipline

1 Corinthians 5 The church at Corinth was not only a divided church, it was a disgraceful church.  There was sin in the assembly and everyone knew about it but no one seemed to want to do anything about it.  Paul admonishes them regarding their lack of response to such a serious situa
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Heart Health in the Body of Christ

A wise person will have regular physical checkups, even when they feel well and healthy.  At such a checkup, the heart will be a key component of the evaluation.  Even if all other systems are functioning properly, without a strong, healthy heart a person will not be well.  There are
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Insights from a Life of Self-Will: King Saul

Throughout both the Bible and extra-biblical history we find countless examples of people who experienced a marked contrast from the start of their life to its finish. Either they began low and ended well or began with promise and finished abysmally. Abraham Lincoln was a prime exampl
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